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Our Committee is raising funds to create a lasting legacy telling the story of Lemnos' link to Gallipoli and Australia's Anzac story. Our projects include the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Albert Park, the publication of a major new historical and pictorial publication and more. To make a donation you can also deposit directly by direct debit into the Committee's bank account: Account Name: Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc; Bank: Delphi Bank; Account No: 204299-020 BSB No: 941300; Include your surname in the reference section. For further information on our legacy projects or to make a donation please contact either Lee Tarlamis 0411553009 or Jim Claven 0409402388M

Saturday, 14 May 2016

15 May 1941 - Suda Bay blockaded by German Luftwaffe

The results of German bombing, Suda Bay, Crete, 1941.
On this day 75 years ago, the German Luftwaffe commenced its aerial blockade of Suda Bay, Crete's main Allied port and harbour. This resulted in only 3,000 of 27,000 tons of Allied supplies successfully being landed at Suda from Egypt.
This was the precursor to the coming invasion of Crete. Adolf Hitler had issued the War Directive - Operation Merkur or Mercury - on 25th April 1941 to commence planning for the invasion.
Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee
& Member, Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign Commemorative Council

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